|Forum topic by drewm873||posted 08-08-2016 07:20 PM||804 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
08-08-2016 07:20 PM
So, I was talking to a tree guy and told him I was into making furniture. He then told me he had a bunch of trees milled about 5 years and he wanted to get rid of it. He showed me the pile and said to give him $500 and take it all. There’s maple, some cherry, butternut, a few oak boards and a bunch of white cedar. I jumped right on this deal.
I was told it was 5 years but he had lathing strips as stickers and when I got the wood home it still measured out to about 14% moisture. I’m not sure if this is because it was dried wrong, the barn/garage moisture, or possibly a leaky rook. There is quite a bit of sticker staining but hopefully that won’t be an issue when this stuff is planed down.
Two of the 12/4 butternut slabs were infested with ants so that’s a little bit of a loss but other than that it all seems good. Now I’m restacking everything in my garage because I had moved it all of the truck pretty fast because I was exhausted.
Thoughts on this?